In this character analysis worksheet, students create a postcard for the main character from a book they've read. Students send the postcard from the protagonist to a different character form the book.
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Practicing Reading Closely: Solving the Mystery: What's That Symbol?
What does the symbol on Tim’s shirt mean? The second lesson in an eight-part study of the Iroquois continues the reading of Cynthia O’Brien’s article, “The (Really) Great Law of Peace” that opens day one of the unit. Class members answer...
4th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
New Review Matilda - The New Home
Matilda finally gets her happy ending with a new home with Miss Honey. But first, Mr. Wormwood goes on trial for his wrong doings and bad car sales. Class members take on the role of a character in the trial and participate in a role...
3rd - 7th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Writing in First and Third Person
Explore narrative writing by participating in a role-playing activity. In this perspective lesson, learners define first and third person in writing and discuss how it changes the mood of the reader. The first activity has pupils write...
1st - 4th English Language Arts
The Christmas Blizzard (Setting)
Students access prior knowledge of story elements. In this story elements lesson, students listen to The Christmas Blizzard and design a postcard to recall a setting in the story. Students draw a picture on one side and write about the...
3rd - 5th English Language Arts
Teaching Peace through Literature and Song
Negative effects of bullying come to light through listening to the book Thank You, Mr. Falker by Patricia Polacco. Class members identify philanthropic acts portrayed in the story and make illustrations to connect them to their own...
3rd - 5th Visual & Performing Arts